[World News ★★]
War children of Syria
(P1) The war in Syria is now five years old, and people are finding out that it is affecting an entire generation of children. It is a serious problem.
(P2) These children know brutality, many are in poverty, many need emergency help, and few go to school. Some children have lost one of their parents, some have left Syria, and some live in dangerous conditions. People worry what will happen to these children as they grow up living through this war.
If you found the passage difficult to read or had problems understanding specific words or idiomatic expressions, please discuss them with your tutor. The following discussion questions should be answered in your own words and with your own arguments.
- Briefly, summarize the content of the article in your own words.
- Are people in your country living in poverty?
- How can violence be stopped?
- How can we help people living in poverty?
- Are there Syrian refugees living in your country?
EXPRESSIONS & PHRASES:
What do the following expressions mean?
- Serious problem
- Emergency help
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